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? that was all perfectly legal, just like it was all perfectly legal for mitt romney to pay a rate that really wasn't that much less in retrospect, but remember what a big deal fat cats, supposedly dodging the tax man then and ask yourself why the president, paying not much more, isn't remotely a big deal now. either for him or the media covering him. >> neil: welcome. glad to have you. here's the deal. barack and michelle obama paid taxes on $609,000 and that's how you get to the 18.4 rate. that's where the president's critics are only starting to get irate. >> obviously the president gives a lot to charity every year and that brings down the effective tax rate. when you walk through the numbers, that's what brings that number down. as you noted, the president's salary is $400,000 a year. the extra income that gets him up to $608,000 a year, is based upon book sales. book sales are actually down in 2012, down from 2011. you see that effective tax rate of 18.4%. as he pay 112,000 in federal taxes. he gave $150,000 no 33 different charities, including fisher house, which helps wounded warriors
mitt romney. (vo) she's joy behar. >>and the best part is that current will let me say anything. what the hell were they thinking? >> if you believe in state's rights but still support the drug war you must be high. >> "viewpoint" digs deep into the issues of the day. >> do you think that there is any chance we'll see this president even say the words "carbon tax"? >> with an open mind... >> has the time finally come for real immigration reform? >> ...and a distinctly satirical point of view. >> but you mentioned "great leadership" so i want to talk about donald rumsfeld. >> (laughter). >> watch the show. >> only on current tv. [ explosion ] >> are you ok? >> i can't hear. i can't hear. get out of here, please get out of here. >> oh, my god! >> please get out of here! cenk: that was the explosion in west texas at a fertilizer planted. 14 people were killed, unfortunately and more than 160 injured, and dozens of buildings were destroyed. when you compare to boston, which was another horrible tragedy, three killed and 176 people injured although i've seen now numbers as high as 250 for
about mitt romney, if people think chris sh -- chris christie was the cause of mitt romney not winning the election, the republicans could not win future elections. mitt romney's campaign leveled his chance for winning the election. >> i agree completely. it is weird to blame it on christie's response after a hurricane. i saw that last debate where mitt romney handed the election over to president obama when he could have actually buried him under benghazi, but he backed off. christie is a republican governor who washed up on the shores of a blue state like a red manatee. he must play the game because he needs to get re-elected, get him a national office and this goes away. it is idiotic and stupid. >> good point. he wins the election next year. then what? does he hold back to the right -- >> i don't think he moves right or left. >> bob, you tell me. he is a republican governor? >> i don't think he has to worry about getting re-elected. here is another thing to keep in mind, do you know for the first time in the history of the united states blacks voted at a higher percentage than the
the election last year mitt romney was talking these fan it wascal things about the navy, building ships the navy didn't want. these things are done in the name of being tough on our enemies, being tough on terror, as well as the job programs that you and heather discussed. it's just very hard to break that chain. >> john: indeed, i can recall senator lieberman of connecticut saying that his state had to build nuclear-powered submarines to fight al-qaeda. nownow they're insisting on building tanks that the army doesn't want. what about the tea parties is this something that they could get primaried over? >> i doubt it. i don't think this has the emotional resonance for tea party people that some other things do. dick lugar saying one nice thing about barack obama does, you know, you can be for pork barrel defense spending but you can't say one nice thing for barack obama or vote for one of his judges. i don't see this as quite as a hot button thing for the tea party voters. >> john: i would be you'rous to see what ron paul has to say about it. michael tomasky, welcome on the show. >> tha
from mitt romney back in 2009 on cnn. >> anyone who picks up "time" magazine this week and sees the 100 most influential people will see sarah palin and rush limbaugh. is that helpful, hurtful, indifferent? >> was that the issue on the most beautiful people or the most influential people? i'm not sure. >> sexist. horrible. horrible. >> terrible. >> mitt romney making a joke there, was it the most beautiful people or the most influential, i'm not sure. he was criticized at the time by some for suggesting that governor palin should be on a most beautiful. look, i can't interpret that joke. i don't even know what he was trying to say. >> mitt romney's jokes were never lent themselves to interpretation. >> i guess the question is, i understand that you also bring to this a question about what are the politics of the person making the remark. >> correct. >> if the person is in your view, pro-woman, in your view, then you -- >> he gets a little more leeway. >> politicians can't say anything. is that really fair? >> i do think it's fair, jake, because you have to look, again, context is everyt
the campaign operations for president obama and spencer zwick was chair for mitt romney in 2008 and 2012. they also talk about the significance of online donations and the influence of outside spending groups like superpacs. hosted by the university of chicago institute of politics, this is about an hour and a alf. >> thank you. and thanks everybody for oming. this is an exciting deal to have student of politics at the university of chicago as a chicago native, i'm just thrilled by this and thrilled to be able to take part of in it. and i wanted to start out tonight with a quote from a man named. mark hannah who lived and was more than more than 100 years ago. and he was william mckinley's campaign manager in the election of 1896. which had a lot in common with 2012, as i'm going to mention n my book. and hannah said there are three ssential things in america politics, money and i can't remember what the other two are. and hannah went around to all of the heads of the largest corporations in america in 1896 and he got them all to make major donations to the mckinley campaign including cy
after mitt romney for his tax rate. at an event at virginia beach the president said this. quote. my opponent thinks that someone who makes $20 million a year like him should pay a lower tax rate than a cop or teacher who makes 50,000. president obama released his tax return this week showing that he paid an 18% tax rate. so a guy who i hear is worth $14 million, he is paying a tax rate far lower than what a teacher pays. i'm speaking slowly so this sinks in, andy, the hypocrisy is mind boggling. that this president plays class war fare for a year and a half on the campaign trail. let's keep this graphic up. he attacks mitt romney for paying a lower tax rate than school teachers repeatedly! democrats repeatedly attack mitt romney for paying a lower tax rate than teachers, than warren buffett secretary, god help her, god bless her, and, yet, this president, after demagoguing this issue for a year and a half, pays an 18% tax rate which, by the way, is half of the tax rate that i pay. i would guess it's half of the tax rate you spay. >> yeah. >> and we don't know. he's got the cayman is
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mitt romney's future since you know him pretty well. he just did an interview. he's going to speak at cpac. what do you think his role in the republican party going forward? >> let me first say that working for governor romney while the outcome wasn't what i and many others hoped it would be, it was an honor and privilege to work for that man. he is a man of decency be he's a man of integrity and that's what attracted me to governor romney and his family. i would not have dedicated the amount of time and the years that i did. this isn't what i do. raising money for political campaigns isn't what i thought what i be doing. i did this because i believed in mitt romney and the person i thought would be a great president. when you lose a campaign particularly for president, there are aren't a lot of case studies. you can't look and say, well, what if someone that is not current an office holder that already built a very successful career and then loses the presidency go and do next? it's not go back to the senate, it'll not go -- it's not go back and be governor. i can tell he's not go
is a real thing. but of the folks who voted for mitt romney in this last election, what percentage of those people believe that there's no such thing as global warming and it's all a big hoax? 61%. nearly two-thirds of the people who voted for mitt romney say global warming is a hoax. did the bush administration mislead the country on weapons of mass destruction in iraq? definitely no. no, not if you're a republican. there was no misleading. three quarters of republicans polled say no, there was no misleading heading into iraq. if you ask democrats, the response is almost exactly the opposite. three quarters say yes. i mean, ray aye lot of americans of all stripes are susceptible to one theory or another, conspiracy theories and the like. but it seems like republicans and conservatives and people who voted for mitt romney are more susceptible than the rest of america to conspiracy theories, especially about people being out to get them. and looking at the way the elected republicans approach governing right now might be a clue as to why republicans are more susceptible to conspiracies than
would rather deal with ahmadinejad than me. >>absolutely. >> and so would mitt romney. (vo) she's joy behar. >>and the best part is that current will let me say anything. what the hell were they thinking? current tv is the place for true stories. with award winning documentaries that take you inside the headlines. real, gripping, current. documentaries... on current tv. alright, in 15 minutes we're going to do the young turks. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know that i'm going to be the first one to call them out. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us. >> john: the united states may not be able to avoid military intervention in syria much longer. this as president obama was discussing its situation in syria back last august. >> we have been very clear to the assad regime, but also
than me. >>absolutely. >> and so would mitt romney. (vo) she's joy behar. >>and the best part is that current will let me say anything. what the hell were they thinking? this show is about being up to date, staying in touch with everything that is going on politically and putting my own nuance on it. in reality it's not like they actually care. this is purely about political grandstanding. (vo) later tonight current tv is the place for compelling true stories. >> jack, how old are you? >> nine. >> this is what 27 tons of marijuana looks like. (vo) with award winning documentaries that take you inside the headlines, way inside. (vo) from the underworld, to the world of privilege. >> everyone in michael jackson's life was out to use him. (vo) no one brings you more documentaries that are real, gripping, current. cenk: we're back on "the young turks." now, in the first district of south carolina, we've got a very interesting special election, pitting elizabeth colbert busch against mark son ford, both famous in their own right in some ways. mark son ford was the former govern
event matter in politics? that's a big question. kevin, former senior adviser to mitt romney and ron brownstein, cnn political analyst. republicans are worried about this seat. they're worried he will not be able to keep it. >> yes, they are. and his answer is about as good a response of formulation that you can have in a situation. and voters have shown they are willing to forgive or look past this imperfection. having said all that, the specifics of the case make it it a big hill to climb. the republicans are concerned, at least temporarily. >> kevin, you worked for mitt romney. i hate to bring up bad memories for you. do you recall who won the south carolina republican primary? >> newt gingrich. >> and if you compare personal lives, mitt romney versus newt gingrich? >> like in sports, there are come jk ban stories. like in politics, there are comeback stories. the bigger challenge is a redemption story is one that's about you. right now voters with the anxieties that they're facing, they want this election to be about them. for mark stanford to be successful he has to get away fro
the spokesperson for that campaign, of course. it's where he stood on those issues. someone like mitt romney refused to address them, had a pretty good story to tell on social issues but refused to address them because he wanted to run the campaign on the fiscal issues. he left the conservatives who are focused on social issues on the sidelines, thus they didn't come out and support him like they should have. >> let me go over to joy. it seems to me -- it reminds me of the movie "fatal attraction" where the woman said, who was having the affair with michael douglas, i will not be ignored. you're not going to ignore the fact you've been entangled with me. don't pretend to have a relationship with me and dump me on monday morning. >> george w. bush was elected and re-elected in part on a promise he was going to enact a lot of things social conservativeses dearly wanted. you could say karl rove really did use that base to come out for him in '04 when his election was not as sure, let's just say. one of the things that george w. bush telegraphed he would do for evangelicals was a constitutional
of the aisle, that watched with -- i say shock and disappointment as the great predictions that mitt romney would be the next president of the united states, fell by the wayside in swing state after swing state from the east coast, by the time it got west of the mississippi, it was clear the presidential election. and many of the predictors on polling and politics and the decision of the american voters had predicted that mitt romney would be president, that republicans would win the majority in the united states senate, that there would be a three-way majority between the house, the senate and the presidency and we could put america back on the right track. i hoped for that, mr. speaker. i prayed for that. i worked for it, but i watched as though as the election results came to be untrue as we lost some seats here in the house and lost some seats in the senate and, of course, the president was re-elected that night and the plans of probably half, very close to half of the american people had to be changed and altered because we planned to put free enterprise back in place, we planned to re
-skilled workforce out of work. i think as i've said before, i think there's a reason mitt romney got 20% of the vote of black males under the age of 30. they want jobs and mitt romney had the toughest immigration policy in terms of bringing in more low-skilled workers to compete with them. if we were bringing in immigrants to compete request you and grover and "the new york times" and senators and lawyers, you see these rural areas don't have enough lawyers. how about bringing in and importing lawyers to compete with them? i don't think we would hear so much about compassion and being welcoming. >> grover, is the issue brain yaks versus the low skilled? or just one large pool of labor that can benefit? ann is making some very important distinctions here. i need a response. >> well, look, there are several -- the immigration reform package that's being put together, i have and some of it. as i think, it's a good step in the right direction, but it doesn't have enough high-skilled workers coming in under the new rules. certainly not under the old rules in opening up the number of h1b skilled engineers
presidents just bring their partisan conflict to the whitehouse? would mitt romney and barack obama really cooperate? that is what the framers were worried about. alexander hamilton talks about multiple executives on dissension and rivalry but i don't think that would happen. in fact, there is very good reason to think they will develop a cooperative relationship. first, they wouldn't have incentives to develop a complex will relationship. elected officials are highly partisan but they are for a purpose. the reason why is typical power-sharing settings, each person or different people feels that by maneuvering and jockeying for power they can establish a dominant position. that is -- but in the coalition presidency that i propose, no amount of maneuvering, backstabbing or doing whatever else could lead to a dominant position and matter what. it would be a 50/50 relationship for the current term and after re-election. there would be no way to change that so there would be incentives to engage in conflict. more than that, there would be a very important incentive to cooperate. when president
. you used to work as a senior adviser to mitt romney's campaign. let me start with you. >> yeah. >> so it sounds like the super pac wants to do for hillary what democratic super pacs did to mitt romney, define him early and get him established. all the bad stuff. >> there is just a lot of stuff out there. hillary clinton's been public life for the better part of two decades so one thing i think the republicans figured out after this election, the democrats did a very good job of researching and putting in opposition research on candidates and doing it early. and so the group that erin references in her lead-in there i think will probably be thinking a lot about that and using outside resources essentially to make sure we have a good understanding of what's going on with hillary clinton and joe biden and andrew cuomo and martin o'malley and a bunch of other folks. >> they're focusing on hillary first. >> we learned a lesson. put it that way. >> so the philippes of the world look at us and think they are so annoying. she is just living her life. yes without question we are annoying. but,
rather deal with ahmadinejad than me. >>absolutely. >> and so would mitt romney. (vo) she's joy behar. >>and the best part is that current will let me say anything. what the hell were they thinking? ♪ >> michael: >> as the conversation about immigration and gun rights continues, it isn't easy to say where this will go, sure there is progress, but dialogue implies that both sides are engaging. on guns that is sadly not true. the pathetic intransigent exhibited by republicans and some democrats on this issue is nothing if not discouraging. but folks i will play the optimist, i do think in the end background checks will be law. on immigration, i do think progress on immigration will arrive in the form of a path stoit sinship. not because the gop wants it but because president obama won hispanic voters on a marge of 3 to 1. when it comes to guns and human decency, i sometimes wonder what is wrong with the whole friggin' country. now we go to jim warren, and joe williams. welcome back inside "the war room" both of you. james the afl-cio and chambers of congress reac
of the boston marathon. his opponents, mitt romney will also be at that interfaith service this morning. last night president barack obama declared a state of emergency in massachusetts and authorizes homeland security and fema to coordinate disaster relief efforts. >> as the president said, we will find out who did this, we will find out why and we will bring those responsible to justice. >> the governor of massachusetts said -- first lady michelle obama expressed interest at visiting victims at the hospital but also did not want to be disruptive and she tells me she can not confirm any of those plans at this hour. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> also this morning, north korea is laying out new plans in order to resume talks about its nuclear program. in a statement north korea is looking to the end of south korea and north korea military drills. u.s. and south korea should apologize for what they are calling provocative acts against north korea and they call the demands from the north i will logical. >>> a federal judge in denver said they can proceed against the company who
governors of massachusetts will also be in the audience including the former governor mitt romney who will be here as well. the service will include moving remarks not only from the president, but the boston mare thor, thomas menino, governor of massachusetts, deval patrick. we'll hear from cardinal shawn o'malley. we'll also hear from religious leaders, local religious leaders as well as this service begins. it is a time of healing in boston, in massachusetts, indeed in the country as we await the start of this service. chris cuomo is over there at the cathedral getting ready to watch and to listen as all of us are. chris? >> that's right, wolf. as we wait for this to begin, at the same time there is a massive government investigation going on, trying to figure out who did this and why. 30 government agencies, thousands of people working here and abroad. we are taking two different angles on how the investigation is progressing. first we're going to go to joe johns who has the latest on what we're hearing from the head of homeland security. joe? >> chris, this is an ongoing story tha
opponent, mitt romney, today's event comes after they declared a state of emergency for massachusetts and that brings up even more resources from the department of homeland security to determine victims from people to in. also -- fema. also intelligence agency officials will be speaking about those worth wide and -- worldwide and domestic and safety of americans, for now, kyla campbell ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> they saw a suspected child molester near the scene of the crime. police say the man gained entry into an apartment on saturday by saying he was a repairman and molested a seven-year-old girl. police say the girl screamed, a family member ran into the room and the man ran away. he had paint splatters on his clothing, has brown hair and a white beard. >>> the man accused of kidnapping and killing sierra lemar is expected to be giving a plea in court. the hearing was postponed because of digital copies of evidence. sierra lemar was last seen leaving her home in morgan hill more than a year ago. >>> starting monday, a ban on plastic bags takes affect for the city's unincorp
a sand diego is making a bid and the mayor is looking to get some help. mitt romney. u.s.a. today reports mayor bob milner plans to ask the former governor and failed presidential candidate to be the honorary chair of the city's bid. romney oversaw the 2002 winter games in salt lake city. >> by most people's account, he did a very good job, and i think that should probably be the top of his resume from here on out. don't mention running for president a couple of times. >> darryl isa signed a lot of autographs over the weekend. not because of who he is. rather of who people think he is. he regularly is getting from mad machine. he says he signs the autograph and doesn't say anything because, he says quote if you are mistaken for somebody popular, as a politician, take it. >> he looks like john hamm? >> yeah. >> signed his name or john hamm? >> you would have to be pretty drunk to confuse isa and hamm. they beth have black hair. >> at the dinner a lot were drunk. >> that's true. even still my god. >> if you are looking to get out of town memorial day we
at the expense of mitt romney and the nra's wayne lapierre. >> if in 1995 you told me in 2013 we'd have an african-american president with a middle name hussein who was just re-elected to a second term in a sluggish economy, i would have said, oh, he must have run against mitt romney. by the way, no offense, mr. president. i do congratulate you on your victory, but as a late-night comedian, i was kind of pulling for the rich guy whose horse danced in the olympics. here's a fun fact about tonight's food. everything you ate this evening was personally shot by wayne lapierre. don't worry, it was during a home invasion, though. the fish came in through the window. that wasn't peppercorn, that was buckshot, ladies and gentlemen. incidentally, you may not know this, but wayne lapierre is merely the executive vice president of the nra, which begs the question, how freaking crazy do you have to be to be the actual president of the nra? >>> all right, still ahead on "way too early," much more, of course, of our coverage of after sandy, restoring the coast. bill karins joins with a look behind th
to a second term, i would've said, oh, he must have run against mitt romney. lou: conan o'brien at the white house correspondents association dinner. that is the dinner that tom brokaw hates, but and had reruns of thing, so we like it. we like a lot. there is some truth in every joke. he put out his analysis and his findings confirm just that. mitt romney could not turn out republicans. last year, overall voter turnout was 50%. 50%. that is a little rough. down from 62%. excellent enthusiasm and back in 2004, there was a lot of enthusiasm about anything. that is a disaster, just as governor romney. president obama will muster lemaster with a historically low percentage of white voters. only 39%. 39%, the president had a little extra support in other places. 71% of the hispanic vote. 71%. 73% voted for president obama. but the black vote was spectacular. he got 93% of the black vote. talk about a consensus, that is a consensus. the key was the black voter turnout. making just about 12% of the eligible voters in the country. they turned up 13% of the total votes from last year. for the first t
these teachers have these views about scott walker and mitt romney, but they also see another student getting harassed or bullied and they don't know what to do. as a student, it is scary to stand up to a teacher. >> tucker, by the joking about this. but really, he is a modern version of the rebel. what he's doing is more nonconformist than a goth or a biker and he's in a war zone. it's not about him against students because students don't care. what he's dealing with, and i know this personally because i have a niece and a nephew in high school and one in junior college, that deal with this all the time. it's the teachers doing it, it's not the students. >> i have three teenagers. i see this kind of thing all the time. >> you have kids, too. and three of them are teenagers. no, i mean, this kid has some huevos. i'm definitely impressed. if there is an argument against tenure, it begins here. apparently the teacher swore at him, attacked him for his views. >> did you look like that when you were younger? >> yeah, well, i've always had shaggy hair, just because the ladies like it. >> he's luck
. highlighting mitt romney's 14.1%. and citing warren buffett who said that he pays a lower effective rate than his secretary. the white house has proposed a minimum effective tax. the buffett tax for those earning more than a million dollars. president obama and mitt romney are playing a lower tax rate. ronnie and buffett paid a lower capital gains rate. the president lowers his tax burden, taking advantage of deductions. a quarter of his income goes to charity. he deducted $45,000 worth of interest payments and 519-dollar deduction for office expenses among others. president obama in the white house say they want the president to pay more in taxes, which is thoroughly outlined in his budget proposal. gerri: what were history of other nations like? >> the biden's made $385,000. charity would be seven grand. gerri: okay, thank you, rich. have a great weekend. in another story we have been following, mother nature causing major damage across the country over the last few days. a storm brought down trees and power lines across the southeast. as much of the midwest got dumped on with snow and ice.
. ezra, there's something in this budget that mitt romney won't like. it would close the loophole that allows the very, very wealthy to skirt contribution limits to their i.r.a. something romney has done with some considerable success, isn't he? >> there is that i.r.a. provision which is a little shot at romney. i'll say that i think the bigger thing i'm not hearing that much discussion of on the tax side, it's not the romney i.r.a. rule. it's not the buffett tax. neither of those raise all that much money. it's a long time plan from the administration. they've been pushing it since 2009. to cap itemized deductions at 28%. when richer folks take a deduction for the charitable deduction or other things like that, instead of being able to deduct it at their 39.5% tax rate they'd only be able to deduct it at 28%. that raises hundreds of billions of dollars. to bring this back to mitt romney, it is very similar to a proposal romney put forward during the campaign in order to in theory pay for his tax reform plan. this idea of capping deductions in order to broaden the base and even ma
," you are echoing the words of the great mitt romney who, of course, described 47% of this nation's people, population, as being a bunch of feckless free loaders. now, is that an issue of tone or content? because that appeared to be his policy position. he didn't seem to be wavering much from what you were just saying and yet the electorate decided they did not want mr. romney. >> well, again, martin, i'm not running from what mitt romney said. i don't think he said they were feckless free loaders. what you and i both know is we have a government right now, as we sit here right now, we have a government we can't afford. we have a government that does too much for too many people. and all of washington is trying to figure out how to fix that, but we know that we're broke. so what we as republicans need to do is say, i'm not going to sound like a democrat and keep expanding what we give people. martin, somebody in washington has got to be honest with the american people and say, we can't afford all of this. and if republicans say that, martin, and it costs us an election or two, so
is a good one like an ira, become a tax shelter. remember during the campaign when it turned out mitt romney had numbers of 85 up to 100 million in these tax-deferred accounts, let me tell you that only .03%, .03% of iras now are above this cap. so this is a very high class problem we are talking about. >> wait a minute. don't forget the 28% limit on deductions also damages tease tax-deferred accounts. you have to add them up. art laffer would you react to what jared said. >> i'll react. jared, i don't think savings accounts are where we want redistribution t. reason we have savings accounts is supposedly to get economic growth and jobs back to the system. in this tragically bleak design, tax environment, these tax savings for savings accounts, i think make a lot of sense. i would much rather see a full tax report of a low rate, flat tax. get rid of all this garbage and nonsense. >> ah! >> have one low rate which jerry brown proposed in 1982 and be done with all these other problems. >> we double tax investment and savings. why don't we just tax consumption. in other words, investment saving
just bring their partisan conflicts into the white house? would mitt romney and barack obama really cooperate? that's what they framers were talking about. alecer in hamilton talks about multiple presidents, rivalries. it don't thing that would happen. in fact the very good reason to think they'll develop a cooperative relationship. first, they wouldn't have incentives to have conflictual ual don connect newell relationships in tip tall power, sharing settings, each person or different people feel that by maneuvering and jockeying for power they can establish a dominant position, but in a college presidency i -- coalition presidency i propose no amount of maneuvering or back-stabbing or doing whatever else could lead to a dominant position. no matter what it would be a 50-50 relationship for the current term and after re-election. so there wouldn't be incentive to engage in conflict. more than that there would be a very important incentive to cooperate. when presidents reach the white house, they're at the top of the political ladder. at that point, the primary concern is the legacy
. there's a national incentive. mitt romney lost the white house, but every individual member of the house most of the republican incumbents are from safe republican districts and they are much more worried about appealing to republican america, and being safe from a republican primary challenge than they are to appealing to broadly national american that re-elected obama. so there has to be an incentive that makes the average member of the house care about his or her own seat. >> addressing these topics was smoesed to be their top priority and the fact that he they won't even come to the table for negotiations completely defeats the purpose that they ran for office. >> i sort of stipulated the tea party to me is a sort of response to obama. was it really ever about the deficit. >> with regard to the sequester, if anybody is going to get political capital from it, it's unclear. because the sequester cuts are so discrete, they're not sort of -- with the exception of the faa furloughs, they're felt in certain districts and not others, if you look at the polling, there's a pew poll that says
of mitt romney supporter jenna jameson. she's not as rich as mitt but he's given out way more jobs. this is "viewpoint." >> john: good evening i'm john fuglesang. this is "viewpoint." now, it looks like there will be at least one vote in the senate this week on a bill to curb gun violence. majority leader harry reid says he has scheduled a procedural vote for thursday to open debate on a bill that would expand background checks for gun buyers, make gun trafficking a federal crime and support school security programs. reid made the announcement after eight republican senators said they would join democrats in opposing a filibuster threat from 14 republicans including the senate minority leader kentucky's mitch mcconnell. meanwhile, parents of some of the 21 chirp killed in december's sandy hook massacre were on capitol hill going door-to-door to implore senators to please support president obama's efforts. vice president joe biden who met with the parents this morning described one mother's reaction to senators opposing the bill. >> how do they explain not doing anything? my baby wa
's nobody's turn. there's no john mccain or mitt romney. but there are four talked about guys, all men. chris christie, jeb bush and marco rubio. they're all being talked about for president. is there anything on the other side that would justify excitement by the masses? >> it might be igniting generational politics becauses you would maybe have a younger candidate trying to talk more about the future instead of the accomplishments and the standings of hillary clinton in the past. chris: who would that be? >> if you're looking at a robe yo, i would say paul ryan as the former b.p. nominee. if you're looking at rand paul, actually all of those folks are substantially younger and so they might be trying to connect. if you're talking about a real kind of shakeup to the race. it might be the politics that rubio brings with his ethnic immigrant story and his appeal. chris: does he have to have a theme or a meme no counter hillary to say you know what, she's not my cup of tea, let's go with the other guy? >> well, yes, you do have to have a theme. the other buzz word a narrative. don't laug
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